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Mike Brown's NBA Title With Warriors Came At Cavs' Expense (Literally)

The Warriors assistant coach earned himself a ring Monday night when Golden State dispatched the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. These are the first Finals where four players averaged scoring 25 points per game. This was the third NBA Finals in a row pitting LeBron's Cleveland Cavaliers versus Steph Curry's Warriors . Read More »

Draymond Green makes fun of Cavaliers during parade

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With the summer months upon us, the National Basketball Association rumor mill is operating at full force, and speculation that LeBron James will opt out of the third year of his contract after next season are among those rumors. However, the Warriors have clearly passed the Cavaliers by and the Celtics are rapidly gaining on them in the East, which puts James' hopes of winning more titles in Cleveland in peril. Read More »

Jamie Lovemark on target on new US Open courses

It sounds as if Erin Hills is becoming more challenging with each passing minute. A superb chip to three feet set up the birdie on the 597-yard first hole before he then demolished the short par-four second. OK, this is his first U.S. Open. That second-place finish earned him $1 million, moved him into the top 50 and secured his spot in both this year's Masters and U.S. Read More »

Champions Trophy Final: Mohammed Amir fit to play for Pakistan

The Indian team thrashed Pakistan on June 4, many projected that Pakistan would crash out of the Champions Trophy without any resistance. It left Pakistan needing to beat Sri Lanka to qualify for the last four, and the team duly delivered , prevailing by three wickets in a nervy encounter at Cardiff . Read More »

Chelsea expect Conte to stay on despite quit talk

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The France global then made the move to Antonio Conte's Chelsea and won the league in his first season with the club. The Chelsea boss has an extensive list of transfer targets, but his enthusiasm has been pegged back by the club's latest statement. Read More »

Leaderboard logjam at US Open as top names miss cut

Brooks Koepka started on No. 10 and made four birdies on his front nine to get to 9 under, moving into a tie with Fowler for the top spot. I had no idea that nine under was the best ever in an Open , so that was pretty cool once I saw my card. Read More »

Tyronn Lue on Cavaliers vs Warriors: "I don't see a big gap"

Fans who gathered in Oakland , California, for Thursday's parade celebrating the Warriors Finals victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers said they expected more championships from the team in the years to come. It's about us supporting this championship. It has been great three-year run, but we feel like we can carry this forward. "We're going to do what our leader [Curry] does", Iguodala said earlier in the week. Read More »

Mohammad Amir fit for Champs Trophy final

Pakistan will have to listen to this advice from Corina Abdulahm-Negura if they are to end their embarrassing losing spree against India and lift the ICC Champions Trophy for the first time at The Oval on Sunday (today). Amir is likely to be fit for the final, but even without him the green brigade have looked sharp in the bowling department, which has always been Pakistan's strength over the years. Read More »

Fans line up early for Warriors celebration

Yesterday, they took it to the streets and celebrated. Like most professional sports teams, the Golden State Warriors are an extension of the community in which they play. Cleveland trailed by a matter of two games. LeBron James , whose Cavaliers won the title past year and fell to the Warriors on Monday, said during a visit to Obama's White House in November that his team would "have to cross that road" if it triumphed again under Trump. Read More »

Four tied atop US Open leaderboard after two rounds

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Spieth, who won the 2015 event, dropped away with a 76 leaving him in 59th at four-over while 2014 victor Kaymer fell to even-par after a 75. And then there was Tommy Fleetwood , a name not many in the USA will be overly familiar with. Just walking a little slower, going through the process. "I know I'm going to be nervous, I just need to harness that as best I can". It also put him squarely in the mix to capture his first major. Read More »

IND vs PAK: Rains to spare Champions Trophy final

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On a day when the maximum temperature in London went upto 29 degree celsius and the level of humidity was also higher than the usual United Kingdom standard, players were left troubled by the technical fault. Indian batsmen have been exceptional in this tournament be it the openers or the middle-order, manned by captain Virat Kohli himself. Still, I'll take the offense to prevail on Sunday. Read More »

Champions Trophy: London all set to host Pakistan-India mega final

Well it is a fact that just by being unpredictable, Pakistan have made a mockery of the existing world order of cricket . Pakistan started poorly, improved gradually, and hammered strong favourites Sri Lanka - the team of Tillakaratne Dilshan, Sanath Jayasuriya, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Muttiah Muralitharan and Lasith Malinga - in the final at Lord's. Read More »

Reed joins 65 club at Erin Hills

Clearly the game plan is pretty good", he said about his run of birdies that began at 17 and raged on through the turn. As day two action draws to a close , Fowler has fallen to a share of fifth at six under, alongside compatriots Jamie Lovemark and JB Holmes (both 69). Read More »

Thomas burns up Erin Hills with record score

MELL: Not yet. We've got a final round to play, and a spectacular finish could completely change the way we remember this championship. "Hopefully we don't get any water on the course and it dries out a little bit and makes it to where it's going to take a quality round of golf to win", Fowler said. Read More »

Sarfaraz vows to play 'attacking cricket' in clash against India

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Asked about the bowling attacks of two teams , Tait said, "At the moment, Pakistan having Hasan Ali in the side, they have a slightly better attack". And now to Sunday's final at The Oval , a match that nearly no one expected Pakistan to reach. "It's so important to stay away from those things", the captain added. Read More »

US Open 2017: Brian Harman grabs one-shot lead through 54 holes

Harman, Paul Casey and Tommy Fleetwood of England and Brooks Koepka will enter the weekend in a four-way tie for the lead. Of the group, it was Casey who had the wildest day . Reavie moved to 4-under 140, three shots back of the lead on a bunched-up leaderboard. That's the lowest differential after 36 holes in the U.S. Open, mainly because until 2012, everyone within 10 shots of the lead made the cut at the U.S. Read More »

Coach: Pakistan mindset better for CT final after India loss

Batting conditions should be excellent and we could be in for a classic. It is a very, very strong batting line-up with them batting down till eight or nine. "The guys are under no illusion as to what the expectation is on them, but they're genuinely excited". "It is massive", said Azhar. The great Neville Cardus once wrote: "We remember not the scores and the results in after years; it is the men who remain in our minds, in our imagination". Read More »

Celtics agree to trade No. 1 overall pick to 76ers, ESPN reports

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While he claims he plans on having the most impact he can wherever he ends up, Fultz really wants to be the No. 1 overall pick. Markelle Fultz is that star, and the Sixers should do everything they can do to get him. If he's keeping the pick, Jackson just to me, far and away, is the most Celtics-type player for them to draft. The Golden State Warriors , Cleveland Cavaliers and San Antonio Spurs, what do these top three teams have in common? A source close to Fultz told the ... Read More »

Rory McIlroy Misses Cut at 2017 US Open for 2nd Straight Year

Casey and other early starters were greeted by more challenging conditions than those they faced in the opening round as winds picked up and greens firmed around the links-style layout, making the longest course in U.S. The ball hit just short of the green and popped forward and rolled 8 feet, 1 inch past the hole. Matsuyama, at number four the highest ranked player still in the field, starts at five-under along with young South Korean Kim Si-woo, amateur Cameron Champ, PGA Tour rookie ... Read More »

5 things to watch for on Sunday at the US Open

With two rounds to play there is some 23 players within four shots of the lead. Koepka, Harman and Fleetwood all shot matching two-under 70s to join Casey at seven under. The 24-year-old Thomas is in his third year on the PGA Tour . His total of 154 equaled his worse two-round total at a major, matching his first two rounds at The Open in 2013. Read More »

Ronaldo seeks Real Madrid exit after tax accusations

Club president Nasser El-Khelaifi would jump at another chance to sign Ronaldo, even if there were suggestions he leveraged PSG's interest to boost the multi-million euro contract extension he signed a year ago. "The most likely scenario is that Mendes will use Ronaldo's current upset to negotiate an even better contract from Real". Maybe Ronaldo really wants to leave the Spanish giants, but what plagues everyone's mind is which club will buy the Portuguese star and for how much. Read More »

No pressure on us ahead of ICC CT final: Virat Kohli

One of the most unpredictable sides in world sport, Pakistan were the lowest-ranked side going into the tournament featuring the world's top eight one-day worldwide sides and produced a shambolic performance in their heavy opening defeat by India . Read More »

Thomas sets scoring record with 63 at US Open

Open . Perhaps making it a bit easier is the knowledge that Erin Hills is nowhere near the suffocating sauna that typically affronts players in this tournament. Justin Thomas sank a insane putt at the US Open. "I really haven't been hitting the ball well as of late", Matsuyama said. "Let me make it very clear that (when) we came here, this was all about coming to a great golf course to play the greatest championship in women's golf", Davis told The Washington Post last month. Read More »

Facts about Champion Trophy final

There will be many distractions when India lines up against Pakistan in the final, with a manic crowd likely to be out of control in the lead up and on match day as the hype for this match will be huge. Sarfraz's own form behind the stumps and with the bat has been equally impressive. On Thursday, a civilian was allegedly shot dead by angry Indian soldiers in summer capital Srinagar which erupted in joy after Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka. Read More »

Forget group win over Pakistan, Kohli warns before final

It's easy to say that India are better than Pakistan . Their fierce encounters on the field are considered as "do or die" and is followed by millions, if not billions, all around the world. "That's the kind of players they have, we're quite aware of that", added Kohli, with India hammering Bangladesh by nine wickets in Thursday's second semi-final at Edgbaston. Read More »

McIlroy and Day bow out of US Open

Open ", said Koepka . After Matsuyama and Reavie, the next best round of the day was Bill Haas' 68. On one, a par 5, he was 85 feet short of the hole on his second shot and got the easy up and down. Jamie Lovemark, Rickie Fowler and JB Holmes featured in a three-way tie at six under. About all that might save Erin Hills from another onslaught was a forecast for the strongest wind of the week. Read More »

Spectator dies at US Open

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Day admitted the course lay-out had played on his mind in both his rounds. "I shot myself in the foot yesterday and gave myself too much to do", he said afterwards. His drive appeared to sail into the rough. "It's the hardest tournament of the year, right?" The 23-year-old from San Diego had been having an excellent debut at the Open. Read More »

Champion Trophy final: Kohli wants to stay away from social media

He was calmness personified, exuding an impression that things are under control. He said: "Beating England the way we did showed just how much talent there is in this side". Since January 2000, no Pakistan batsman has scored more ODI runs against India than Shoaib Malik. It is perhaps fitting. The attacks were carried out and orchestrated by Pakistanis, who India accused the Pakistan state of supporting and later shielding. Read More »

Every Record LeBron James Broke In The NBA Finals

TAKING AIM | Gold State Warriors and Kevin Durant success just doesn't sit right. "They're going to be around for a while", Cavaliers forward LeBron James said after suffering his second Finals defeat in three years to a Warriors team that went 16-1 in the playoffs. Read More »

Kohli turns off social media ahead of Pakistan clash

If we play good cricket , definitely we will win this tournament ". "We haven't spoken about this game in a different way. We came here very, very firmly of the opinion that we wanted to come here and win it and that has been our chat all the time ", he said. Read More »

Oakland triumphant as parade celebrates Warriors title

But controversial policies and outlandish statements by President Donald Trump have upset many U.S. professional athletes, including players from the predominantly African American NBA . But the Warriors held their nerve winning 129-120 in game five and laid the ghost of last season to rest. "I remember exactly where I was this time previous year, and it wasn't a great feeling", Curry told the crowd at a rally after the parade. Read More »